Stunning World Heritage site. Largest abbey ruins in the country and one of the most spectacular Georgian water gardens.☎ 01765608888Recommended by Drew Munnoch, Falkirk
RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Northern showpiece of the Royal Horticultural Society.
Llama trekking through the Dales.☎ 01423711052
The ultimate outdoor adventure. Whether you are looking for an outdoor corporate team building day or something exciting to do.
Recommended by Ben Granger, York
|Ripley Castle, Ripley |
Newby is the garden with everything: firm design, an endless variety of features, great plantsmanship and immaculate maintenance.
Enter the magical woodland of the historic Stockeld Park estate and discover a world of active adventure & fun for all the family.
St Mary's Church
English Heritage - This magnificent High Victorian Anglican church was designed in the 1870s.
English Heritage - The ruined hall and chamber of a fortified manor house of the powerful Percy family.
Aldborough Roman Site
English Heritage - Roman mosaic pavements line the remains of this once northern tribal capital.
Mother Shipton's Cave
England's oldest tourist attraction and one of it's best.☎ 01423864600Recommended by Louise Virgo, Harrogate
Brimham Rocks FREE
National Trust - An amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations with magnificent views over Nidderdale.
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden
National Trust - One of Europe's most remarkable places.
Ripley Castle And Gardens
Stunning 14th century castle with beautiful gardens and deer park.Recommended by Chris Hill, York
Award winning attraction and great family day out.
Baby Sensory Baby Development Classes
Baby Sensory’s award winning baby development classes are now running in your area.
Recommended by Clare Simpson, Ripon“Classes designed specifically for babies from birth to 13 months. Babies have an extraordinary capacity to absorb information in their first year and at Baby Sensory we don't waste a single moment. Baby Sensory sessions last an hour and combine exciting sensory activities with exploratory play. Activities include music, puppet shows, massage, water play, baby signing, fibre optic light shows and much much more. These award winning baby development classes will begin in Ripon in July 2013!”
|Ripon Rugby Club|
Ripon Museum Trust
Our three sites within the centre of the city of Ripon, tell the unique story of the Liberty Courthouse, Prison and Victorian Work.☎ 01765690799
Ripon Prison & Police Museum
The history of policing is traced through displays of uniforms and artefacts from the Trust's extensive collections.☎ 01765690799
The Stray FREE
This 200 acres of open grassland and verges, wraps around the main urban "old town" of Harrogate.
Valley Gardens FREE
An English Heritage Grade II Listed Garden situated in regal Low Harrogate, adjacent to a popular woodland known as The Pinewoods.Recommended by Jan, Leeds“Lots for children to do in beautiful surroundings - and it's free.”
Killinghall Moor Country Park FREE
A country park of around twenty five acres, popular with wildlife enthusiasts.
The Recreation Ground At Pateley Bridge FREE
This area of open green space with many mature trees runs alongside the River Nidd.
|On the B265 between Bewerley and Pateley Bridge|
Bilton Beck & Rudding Bottoms FREE
The woodland is located approximately 2 miles to the north of the centre of Harrogate, in the steep sided well-wooded valley.
Jacob Smith Park FREE
Jacob Smith Park in Scriven, near Knaresborough, opened in 2008. 30 acres of parkland surrounded by an impressive stone wall.
Conyngham Hall Grounds FREE
Conyngham Hall is surrounded by an area of open parkland offering leisure activities, woodland and riverside walks.
Welwick Saltmarsh Nature Reserve FREE
Big skies, clouds of birds, raptors skimming past and a spray of purple flowering saltmarsh plants.
Bishop Monkton Railway Cutting Nature Reserve FREE
A small haven for wildlife tucked away in an intensively agricultural landscape.
Bebra Gardens FREE
A small, attractive park close to Knaresborough Castle. It is a hidden gem providing a haven from the hustle and bustle of town.
Upper Dunsforth Carr Nature Reserve FREE
A series of wet meadows and areas of wet woodland, supporting a wide variety of wetland plants.
|Carr Field Lane|
Ripon Loop Nature Reserve FREE
A dynamic nature reserve lying within the largest meander of the River Ure and featuring rarities such as thistle broomrape.
|Off Park Lane|
Staveley Nature Reserve FREE
This superb wetland site lying close to the River Tutt holds year round interest for visitors with regular sightings of otters.
Burton Leonard Lime Quarries FREE
Once a limestone quarry, this nature reserve is now an oasis for scrub, woodland and grassland plant species.
|Lime Kiln Lane|
Mercer Gallery FREE
Elegant gallery consisting of 19th and 20th century pieces.☎ 01423556188Recommended by Susie Hale, York
Multi-screen cinema.☎ 03330144501
Curzon Cinema Ripon
Independent cinema.☎ 03333210104
Harrogate Royal Hall
Stunning Edwardian Theatre built in 1903, is a venue for events, arts and entertainment.☎ 01423500500
Historic Victorian building playing host to comedy, drama and musicals.☎ 01423502116
Elite Mobile Disco
By choosing elite disco you can rest assure that you have selected the very best in professional entertainment.☎ 08456525050
Oakdale Golf Centre
Ripon City Golf Club
Ripon City Golf Club celebrated its centenary in 2008 and is proud, not only of its history, but also of the continual development and improvement of the course for its members and guests.
Harrogate Golf Club
Established in 1892 the Club has a long history and is very well respected throughout the country.
|Forest Lane Head|
Wetherby Golf Club
Knaresborough Golf Club
Pannal Golf Club
Offers 3 swimming pools and fitness centre.☎ 01423500600Recommended by Cleo Dawes, Harrogate
Health, fitness and wellbeing centre.☎ 01423810858
Spa, health club, gym and dance studios.☎ 01423524052
25m indoor swimming pool.Recommended by Tony Woodbridge, Knaresborough
Health and fitness club.☎ 01423522177
Roller skating for all the family.
|King James School, Sports Hall |
Harrogate Riding Centre
Lessons available for adults and children.☎ 01423871894
Yorkshire Riding Centre
Lessons available for all ages and abilities.☎ 01765677207
Harrogate Climbing Centre
Yorkshire's premier indoor climbing centre.☎ 01423815024